The Bellwether Revivals

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Warning – You are about to enter The Cliché Zone

Enough of the serious stuff – it’s silly season.  The Literary Sofa is usually all about good fiction and good writing – you’ve heard about my Best Books of 2012, you’ve seen my Fiction Hot Picks for 2013, but my final blogpost of the year is dedicated to a subject which doesn’t normally get a … Continue reading

Book Review – The Bellwether Revivals by Benjamin Wood

I love spreading the word about good fiction, especially by debut authors – you can take my reviews as recommendations because I don’t have time to spend on books I haven’t enjoyed.  It’s fascinating taking a critical look at how and why a novel works but it can be surprisingly hard to pin down.  Some … Continue reading

Being Selective – How do you choose which books to read?

Those who follow my blog won’t be surprised to hear that my favourite kind of conversation goes something like this: Friend: Read anything good lately, Isabel? Me: Oh, I’ve just read this amazing book set in……about….   What have you been reading? Repeat ad infinitum. I’ve read so many excellent novels in the last few months … Continue reading